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Show 1246

"Karen" Special

The Joe Biden Stunt Double
Dear Producer,
The Covid plague continues with the re-opening going slowly as the emergence of a character generically known as “Karen” has emerged from the American (and perhaps worldwide) population.

Formerly known as someone who constantly complains to management, the new version is the curtain wrangler who obediently informs on violators of the stay-at-home orders and complains to authorities about people not wearing masks. These are the worst kind of people in that they think they are the best kind of people helping maintain public order. They are also called rule followers by some and creeps by others.

We hate honor them with a special $49 numerological donation which is the numerological value of the letters K-A-R-E-N (K=11 A=1, etc.)

Since this donation falls below the $50 anonymous donation level tomorrow John will merely read a list of first names without location for all the Karen haters (or lovers) out there. Click here for the special “Karen” SPECIAL DONATION. It’s something everyone can afford.

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Report that car!!
Tomorrow’s show you’ll hear about the sudden clamp down on HCQ (hydroxychloroquine) in Europe citing safety fears, which is laughable as this drug has been proven safe for over 50 years of use. It’s something of a scandal. Meanwhile, in Costa Rica it was used successfully because the doctors down there were apparently told by the Chinese that this is what works.

You can just see the future scandals coming down Broadway in the years ahead. And of course, No Agenda will be at the forefront giving you the facts behind the facts.
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Another highlight this week was the emergence of Democratic presumed nominee for President, Joe Biden. He came out of his basement bunker to drop a wreath on a tomb for Memorial Day. But was it Joe Biden or a stunt double? Nobody knows with the facial covering and the sunglasses.
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Real Joe? Or stunt double?
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TECHNOLOGY AND MORE!


House Leaders Strike Deal to Protect U.S. Web Browsing Data From Warrantless Surveillance

House Americans FBI38KGizmodo / 9h
After three days of negotiations, House lawmakers have struck a deal on an amendment to protect innocent Americans from being spied on by their own government online. Read more...

How to Look Better on Zoom (and Other Video-Calling Apps)

500+How-To Geek / 15h
More professional (and personal) interactions are happening via Zoom and other video-calling apps, and it doesn’t look like that’ll be changing anytime soon. The same as an in-person meeting or date, it’s important to look your best on video calls. Here’s how to work it for your webcam. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Here’s How to Watch SpaceX Launch NASA Astronauts Into Orbit

28KFuturism / 11h
Watch Live SpaceX is about to embark on a historic journey . If all goes according to plan — and the weather plays along — two NASA astronauts will hitch a ride on board a Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station at 4:33pm on Wednesday, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. If SpaceX succeeds, it will mark the first time astronauts travel to orbit from American soil since the retirem


South Korean cafe uses robotic baristas to comply with social distancing

83Engadget / 56min
With its COVID-19 outbreak seemingly contained , South Korea may offer the rest of the world a glimpse of what society could look like after the pandemic ends -- and it may include robotic baristas. According to Reuters , a cafe in Daejeon, South Korea, is now using robots to prepare drinks and deliver them to customers. Proponents say the robots could encourage “distancing in daily life.” The ba

Facebook experimental app CatchUp is like Messenger for voice calls

SlashGear / 58min
Facebook’s experimental products team has published a new mobile app called CatchUp that is similar to Messenger, only it is dedicated to voice calls. CatchUp builds upon traditional voice calling to add more modern features, including the ability to see who is currently available, to poke dormant friends, and to send invitations to contacts who haven’t yet downloaded the app. … Continue reading

Wyden Pulls Support for Privacy Amendment After Rep. Adam Schiff Downplays Protections to NYTimes

House Americans FBIGizmodo / 1h
Senator Ron Wyden late Tuesday withdrew his support for a House amendment aimed at curbing the FBI’s ability to collect the internet search and browsing records of Americans without a warrant. Read more...

Mercedes-Benz launches sales of its premium all-electric EQV van

64TechCrunch / 1h
Mercedes-Benz is now selling its EQV 300 all-electric premium van in Europe, the second EV to come out of the automaker’s initiative to produce a line of battery-powered models under its new EQ brand. A concept version of the EQV was first shown in March 2019. But unlike so many concepts destined for nonexistence, this one was marked for series production. The EQV, which can seat up to eight peop

10 Nerdcore, Nerd-Folk, and Other Geeky Artists to Add to Your Playlist

36Gizmodo / 1h
Alex Trebek may not understand what nerdcore is , but that doesn’t make it any less awesome. The music subgenre dedicated to everything geeky is just one of the many realms of music celebrating nerds . We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite nerdcore, nerd-folk , and otherwise genre-loving artists that you… Read more...

Google finally testing Android TV one-click subscriptions feature

SlashGear / 1h
A little more than a year ago, Google revealed plans to bring one-click subscriptions to its Android TV platform. The feature has been missing in the long months since then, something that has finally changed in a small way. The company has confirmed that it is testing one-click subscriptions with “select” partners; it has also published a support document related … Continue reading

Disney's 'Zenimation' is the most soothing way to beat lockdown fatigue

97Mashable / 2h
Like a lot of us right now, I was frazzled and bored and fed up with TV the night I clicked on Zenimation , a series of shorts that launched on Disney+ over the long Memorial Day weekend. My mind was open; it was also skeptical. There was no original animation to be found in the series; this was simply snack-sized chunks of Disney animation from across the years, arranged thematically into 10 epi

Meet unc0ver, the new jailbreak that pops shell—and much more—on any iPhone

Apple iPhone 12 Lightning60Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Maurizio Pesce / Flickr ) Hackers have released a new jailbreak that any user can employ to gain root access on any iPhone, regardless of the hardware as long as it runs iOS 11 or later. Dubbed unc0ver, the exploit works only when someone has physical access to an unlocked device and connects it to a computer. Those requirements mean that the jailbreak is unlikely to be used in m

Oppo Find X2 Pro: Uncover the Ultimate Smartphone

48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The Oppo Find X2 Pro is a beautiful looking phone, but looks aren't everything. Whether you're talking about a piece of technology or a human being, beauty's more than just skin deep. Our personalities are multi-faceted, rich, expressive, so by scratching the surface, the bigger picture becomes priceless. That's exactly why the Find X2's elegance and premium design are just part of its ultimate s

What's the Best VPN?

28Gizmodo / 2h
With House lawmakers voting this week on a “significant reform” to Section 215 of the Patriot Act prior to its reauthorization—which could give the FBI permission to review your browsing history without a warrant—now is as fitting a time as any to reinstate our own list of the best VPNs, according to The Inventory… Read more...

The Do's and Don'ts of Jump Starting Your Car

39Lifehacker / 2h
Featured Product: DieHard 12V Jump Starter | $130 | Amazon Read more...

Coronavirus: NHS app paves the way for 'immunity passports'

100+BBC News - Technology / 2h
"Passports" showing individuals' health status could become the next front for fighting the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Apprentice star's ads banned over Covid-19 claims

72BBC News - Technology / 2h
Watchdog said Revival Shots had suggested its rehydration sachets could help treat the disease.

Facebook shareholders try to block encryption plan

Facebook Zuckerberg97BBC News - Technology / 2h
A groups of investors is concerned the social network could become a haven for child exploitation.

MacOS Catalina update wrings more life from your MacBook's battery

Apple macOS MacBook Pro77Engadget / 2h
Apple is trying to squeeze more long-term usefulness out of your MacBook’s battery, much like it has with iPhones for a while. It just released a macOS Catalina 10.15.5 update (via 9to5Mac ) whose centerpiece battery health management feature aims to extend the lifespan of the power pack. When enabled, the addition gradually reduces the peak capacity of your battery to a level “optimized for your

eBay is port scanning users' PCs

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
When users visit eBay's website from a Windows PC, the site runs a script that performs a local port scan of the device to detect if any remote support or remote access applications are running. As reported by BleepingComputer , many of the ports scanned by the online auction site are used for remote access and remote support tools including Windows Remote Desktop, VNC, TeamViewer and more. Upon

There Are No Snakes in the Hospital

Gizmodo / 2h
An alleged snake-and-monkey duo has stirred up some controversy at a Trinidad and Tobago hospital. The Port-of-Spain General Hospital does not deny that a monkey broke into its operating room. But contrary to a video purporting to show a monkey and a “big snake” (with footage of said monkey) in the O.R., the North… Read more...

New York will renovate Penn Station during shelter-in-place

The Points Guy / 3h
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced May 26 that the city would expedite construction on the new Empire Station at Pennsylvania Station while the city remains on coronavirus lockdown. “The time to fix the hole in the roof is when the sun is shining,” Cuomo said during a May 26 press conference. “Now is the time to build, while the ridership is low and we need the jobs.” According to a slide p

2021 BMW 5 Series official: 523hp M550i and two plug-in hybrids

2021 BMW 5 SeriesSlashGear / 3h
There’s a new BMW 5 Series rolling into US dealerships, and whether you’re looking for a plug-in hybrid or something altogether punchier you should find a new German sedan to suit. Now in its 7th generation, the 2021 BMW 5 Series kicks off with the 530i and runs all the way through to the 523 horsepower 2021 M550i xDrive. Outside, … Continue reading

How to Turn Off Battery Health Management on Mac

Apple macOS MacBook Pro29How-To Geek / 3h
macOS Catalina’s 10.15.5 update brought a new Battery Health Management feature, which is designed to extend the battery life of Apple’s MacBooks by changing how often the device gets fully charged. Want your MacBook to always be fully juiced? Here’s how to turn the feature off. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

AI is more data-hungry than ever, and DefinedCrowd raises $50M B round to feed it

100+TechCrunch / 3h
As AI has grown from niche to mission-critical technology, the companies that enable it have multiplied and in many cases prospered. A good example of that success is DefinedCrowd, which has gone from the Disrupt stage to globe-spanning AI toolkit to the Fortune 500 in just a couple of years. The company just raised a new $50.5 million B round to further fuel its expansion. DefinedCrowd doesn’t m

Wallace & Gromit: The Big Fix Up is an AR story game made for phones

SlashGear / 3h
Aardman Animations has teamed up with Fictioneers to launch Wallace & Gromit: The Big Fix Up, a new mobile game that uses augmented reality and smartphones to tell a story in an interactive way. The companies have revealed the game in a teaser trailer and announcement, though it isn’t yet available to download. The game will be available on iOS … Continue reading

Keep Your Mind and Hands Busy With the Best LEGO Deals

Gizmodo / 3h
Featured Deal: LEGO Marvel Avengers Iron Man Hall of Armor | $48 Read more...

How Automattic pays its remote employees across different geographies

Facebook Zuckerberg93TechCrunch / 3h
A growing number of tech companies is telling their employees they can work from anywhere, even after this pandemic has passed. A looming question, however, is how. Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees that Facebook will adjust the pay of those who choose to move out of the Bay Area and work in different, presumably less expensive, geographies. But others figuring out their own

How to earn points in the JetBlue TrueBlue program

The Points Guy / 3h
JetBlue’s loyalty program, TrueBlue, has been around since the airline’s inception. It’s one of the most straightforward mileage programs in the sky but tends to fly under the radar. That may change soon, as the airline announced future transatlantic service to London from the U.S. New to The Points Guy? Sign-up for our daily newsletter and check out our beginner’s guide . Did you know you can ea

John Krasinski tells Rainn Wilson why he sold 'Some Good News'

200+Mashable / 3h
John Krasinski and Rainn Wilson had another virtual reunion, and this time they discussed Krasinski's beloved quarantine YouTube series, Some Good News . On Tuesday, Krasinski called into " Hey There, Human, " the daily Instagram Live series that Wilson hosts from SoulPancake. The two talked about everything from A Quiet Place II and parenting during the pandemic to The Office and more. But they

How do several local news stations air virtually identical Amazon COVID-19 segments?

87TechCrunch / 3h
Simple: Amazon offers up the content free of charge. The company has been on the offensive in recent weeks when it comes to how it has handled the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon’s offered all sorts of blog posts, public statements and made the subject a centerpiece of its recent shareholder letter and earnings report. It also went ahead and uploaded a suggested news segment to BusinessWire , complete

Google's work from home strategy includes a $1,000 allowance

Google Offices July 6400+Engadget / 3h
Google is joining other companies is planning for a return to the office as COVID-19 cases decline, but its strategy may be more elaborate than most. Company chief Sundar Pichai has outlined a roadmap that will still have most employees working from home for the rest of 2020. As a resultthe company is providing a $1,000 allowance to staff to help them buy computers, office furniture and other equ

D-ID, the Israeli company that digitally de-identifies faces in videos and still images, raises $13.5 million

100+TechCrunch / 3h
If only Facebook had been using the kind of technology that TechCrunch Startup Battlefield alumnus D-ID was pitching, it could have avoided exposing all of our faces to privacy destroying software services like Clearview AI. At least, that’s the pitch that D-ID’s founder and chief executive, Gil Perry, makes when he’s talking about the significance of his startup’s technology. D-ID, which stands

AI can battle coronavirus, but privacy shouldn’t be a casualty

92TechCrunch / 3h
Philip N. Howard Contributor Philip N. Howard is the director of the Oxford Internet Institute and author of the forthcoming "Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives." Lisa-Maria Neudert Contributor Lisa-Maria Neudert is a researcher with the Computational Propaganda Project at Oxford University's Oxford Internet Inst

Virtual Minecraft protest demands Microsoft address the game’s sexual predator problem

100+Mashable / 3h
“Sexual predators are hunting kids on Minecraft ,” the sign says. “ Minecraft is ignoring 120,000 parents asking them to keep kids safe,” reads the other side of the sign. While these may read like billboard signs you’d read on the side of the road, you won’t come across them in real life. The signs are found in the game Minecraft . This is a virtual protest, after all, put together by the nation

Google Assistant can now use your voice to verify purchases

Google Voice Match32Mashable / 3h
Making purchases with your voice is convenient, but it's far from secure. Google is attempting to change that when using Assistant by introducing an optional voice verification test. As The Verge reports , the new security feature relies on Google Assistant's Voice Match and it's being rolled out slowly as part of a limited pilot program to test how well it works with smart speakers and smart dis

Now's the Time to Rewatch Black Mirror's 'Striking Vipers'

31Gizmodo / 4h
Charlie Brooker was quite right when he said that now really isn’t the time for new episodes of Black Mirror . But the fact that so many of us are self-isolating at home in the midst of a pandemic that’s made it so we can’t physically touch one another makes now a particularly excellent time to go back and (re)watch… Read more...

TSA Could Revamp The Screening Process Entirely For COVID-19, But Only After The Pandemic Passes

View from the Wing / 4h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

Daniel Abt fired from Audi’s Formula E team for using pro sim driver in virtual race

Audi Abt Formula Driver88TechCrunch / 4h
Audi fired Daniel Abt from its Formula E racing team after learning he had a professional sim driver race for him during a virtual competition called the “Race at Home Challenge” held over the weekend. The automaker said in a statement via Formula E that Abt had been suspended from Audi Sport “with immediate effect.” However, it appears the consequences are more serious and final. Abt said in a v

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe & Cabriolet bring out AMG E53 to play

SlashGear / 4h
Mercedes’ E-Class is letting its hair down, with the new 2021 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet – and the feistier 2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe and Cabriolet – making their debut this week. Following on from the automaker’s new sedan and wagon, the two-door and convertible tap Mercedes’ EQ Boost electrification system, as well as a dual-display dashboard. The styling has been … Continue reading

2021 MINI Countryman revealed with ALL4 hybrid and JCW options

SlashGear / 4h
The new 2021 MINI Countryman has broken cover, the biggest of the automaker’s cars, and unsurprisingly its most practical. As before there’ll be everything from a plug-in hybrid MINI Countryman through to the most sporty model, the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4. While it’s arguably as far from the original concept of the British MINI as you can imagine, … Continue reading

FX officially orders American Horror Story spinoff anthology series

SlashGear / 4h
Earlier this month, American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy dropped a surprising piece of information in an Instagram post — there will be a spinoff series based on the popular horror TV show. Almost no details were provided at the time, but now, weeks later, more news has surfaced: FX has officially ordered the new anthology series. The spinoff show … Continue reading

Microsoft Edge has a cute game to play when you're offline

Surf Microsoft Edge100+Engadget / 4h
Microsoft is determined to one-up Google where possible with its Chromium-based Edge browser , and that includes one of the most important areas: the cute mini-game you can play when you’re offline. After a few months of previews, Microsoft has updated Edge with a new Surf game (available at any time by plugging edge://surf into the address bar) that harkens back to the old SkiFree game from Wind

What's the Best VPN?

28Lifehacker / 4h
With House lawmakers voting this week on a “significant reform” to Section 215 of the Patriot Act prior to its reauthorization—which could give the FBI permission to review your browsing history without a warrant—now is as fitting a time as any to reinstate our own list of the best VPNs, according to The Inventory… Read more...

Wikimedia Is Overhauling Its Communities to Clean Up Harassment

Gizmodo / 4h
The Wikimedia Foundation has been asked by its board to overhaul its safety and compliance standards to better address “harassment and incivility” on Wikipedia and related Wikimedia communities. Read more...

These 2 small cruise lines plan to restart operations in just a few weeks

The Points Guy / 4h
It looks like this won’t be a summer entirely without cruising after all. While many of the world’s biggest cruise operators including Carnival Cruise Line and Princess Cruises already have canceled large chunks of their summer schedules, two small lines that focus on trips in U.S. waters are eyeing a much earlier restart — perhaps in just three or four weeks. For more TPG news delivered each mor

Pregnant Women With Covid-19 May Have Higher Risk of Placenta Injury, Study Finds

Gizmodo / 4h
A small study suggests that women who contract covid-19 while pregnant may be at higher risk for complications. Compared to uninfected women, women with covid-19 had a greater chance of injury to their placenta, the study found. Read more...

No, Wearing a Mask Isn't Dangerous

300+Lifehacker / 4h
Myths about masks are running rampant, mixed in with and distracting from the critical advice and facts we all need to know to wear them responsibly. Many of these myths are directly tied to conspiracy theories that fall apart when you take a minute to think about them , but they still circulate because they seem like… Read more...

Major vulnerability shows dangers of mandatory contact-tracing apps

67Mashable / 4h
Meant to keep the residents of Qatar coronavirus free, a new mandatory contact-tracing app instead put their privacy at risk. The government of Qatar, like many around the world and in the U.S. , is pushing contact-tracing apps as a tool in the battle against the spread of the coronavirus. Unfortunately, the Qatar Ministry Of Interior's mandatory EHTERAZ app exposed users to a wide range of poten

YouTube says that an error caused comments critical of China’s government to auto-delete

YouTube Chinese China100+TechCrunch / 4h
YouTube responded to reports that it is automatically deleting comments criticizing the Chinese government, explaining that the seeming censorship is actually an error in its automated moderation systems. As the Verge reported , comments on the platform using the Chinese phrases for “communist bandit” or “ 50-cent party ” — two terms tied to criticisms of the Chinese Communist Party — were taken

Trying To Buy A Switch Now Is Just Ridiculous

1KGizmodo / 5h
The covid-19 outbreak created an economy of scarcity. Overnight, goods such as toilet paper, cleaning products, and hand sanitizer became valuable commodities. Meanwhile scalpers seized upon the opportunity to hoard and resell those items at ridiculous mark-ups. But as stocks are replenishing, one item that hasn’t yet… Read more...

Carl Weathers is the MVP of 'Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian'

83Mashable / 5h
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian has taught fans about the directing, acting, concept, and technology of The Mandalorian , but the primary takeaway from currently aired episodes of the 8-part behind-the-scenes look of the space western is that actor Carl Weathers is completely delightful. Weathers is a veteran actor best known for his iconic role as Apollo Creed in the early Rocky movies; he plays

Blizzard has canceled this year's BlizzCon

Blizzard BlizzCon 2020100+Engadget / 5h
You can add BlizzCon to the list of major events that won’t be happening this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although BlizzCon typically happens in November , Blizzard has already made the call to cancel this year’s edition. The publisher said in early April that it was exploring its options and trying to determine whether BlizzCon would be feasible. “Ultimately, after considering our options

Get to the root of that clog with this camera that can snake its way in

32Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: Hard-to-reach areas will never be a problem again when you have a Sinji Flexible Borescope Camera for $29.95, a 22% savings as of May 26. Assessing problems around the house or in your car is tricky enough. Just imagine when the root of the issue is in a hard-to-reach area or a dark place you don't dare access. Instead of enlisting the help of a professional and risking paying an unreasona

Blizzard just cancelled their yearly convention: No BlizzCon 2020

Blizzard BlizzCon 202022SlashGear / 5h
As of this afternoon, Blizzard made it official: There will be no BlizzCon 2020. This is an update to a previously-released statement that said they’d be considering the future. Now it’s become a more solid understanding that BlizzCon 2020 will, indeed, be cancelled outright. This does not mean that future BlizzCon events will be held, only that here in 2020, … Continue reading

Are you prepared for an emergency? This kit is on sale and can help.

Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: Be prepared for any emergency with a GoBox 3-day emergency kit for $89.99, a 10% saving as of May 26. If there's anything that 2020 has taught us, it's that you can never be truly prepared for anything. Did we see a toilet paper shortage coming, for example? No, we did not. Still, it doesn't hurt to be as prepared as possible for what could come. Putting together an emergency go-bag like a

Contact-tracing apps won't rescue us. They might make things worse.

32Mashable / 5h
From garbage data to privacy concerns, here's why big tech contact-tracing apps aren't what you think. Read more... More about Google , Apple , Mashable Video , Explained , and Contact Tracing Apps

Dry House? Breathe Easy With TaoTronics' Highly Rated Digital Humidifier, Discounted to $68 [Exclusive]

32Lifehacker / 5h
TaoTronics Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier | $68 | Amazon | Promo code KINJIA66 Read more...

This Cafe Is Using a Robot Barista to Avoid Spreading COVID

300+Futurism / 5h
Robot Barista As South Korea recovers from the deadly coronavirus, businesses are getting creative to ensure their customers are safe. Case in point: a café in Daejon, South Korea has hired a robot barista to take care of making and busing drinks around, Reuters reports . Thanks to the robot, the café only has to employ a single human, who takes care of making pastries, as well as servicing and r

Which Batmobile is best? This documentary looks at all Batman’s rides

100+Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Warner Bros) There can't be many vehicles in popular culture as well-known as Batman's Batmobile. The car is as much a character as the Caped Crusader himself, and it's the topic of a documentary simply titled The Batmobile that Warner Bros. put online recently . I must confess, I'm a couple of weeks late to the party, for I only learned about the video—which I th

Facebook's own research warned its algorithms exploit 'divisiveness'

Facebook Zuckerberg300+Engadget / 5h
Facebook’s executives resisted internal efforts to make its platform less divisive, according to The Wall Street Journal . The company’s internal research found that its algorithms “exploit the human brain’s attraction to divisiveness,” and could make the social network a more polarized place. In another piece of research reported by the WSJ , Facebook found in 2016 that 64 percent of users joini

Save big on project management certification prep courses

20Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: Become the leader you always wanted to be with the Project Management Certifications Tests and Courses Bundle for $24.99, an 87% savings as of May 26. With many people forced into unprecedented work situations — i.e. using our couches as our desks — productivity has plummeted. Except, of course, for those businesses with an effective project manager. Project managers streamline the work en

A few late additions to the $100M ARR club, and what we might call it

TechCrunch / 5h
The $100 million ARR club is a collection of private companies that have reached the revenue threshold. Originally, I posited the idea as a way to reclaim what the unicorn moniker once signified, a rare company that was of exceptional value. As the unicorn club has grown to hundreds and hundreds of members, the tag has lost nearly all of its cachet. Not every unicorn has $100 million in revenue,

What should startup founders know before negotiating with corporate VCs?

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Scott Orn Contributor Scott runs operations at Kruze Consulting , a fast-growing startup CFO consulting firm. Kruze is based in San Francisco with clients in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and New York. More posts by this contributor How to approach (and work with) the 3 types of corporate VCs Bill Growney Contributor Bill Growney , a partner in Goodwin’s Technology & Life Sciences group, focuses his

How to approach (and work with) the 3 types of corporate VCs

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Scott Orn Contributor Scott runs operations at Kruze Consulting , a fast-growing startup CFO consulting firm. Kruze is based in San Francisco with clients in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and New York. More posts by this contributor Bill Growney Contributor Bill Growney , a partner in Goodwin’s Technology & Life Sciences group, focuses his practice on advising technology and other startup companies

Certain exercises linked to improved blood flow in key brain regions

45SlashGear / 5h
It’s no secret that aerobic exercise can help protect and even improve brain health, and now a new study can potentially explain why. According to researchers with UT Southwestern Medical Center, aerobic exercise may improve blood flow in two key parts of the brain. This may be particularly beneficial for older adults who are risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Both … Continue reading

Scientists Record Rarely Heard Sounds Made by Narwhals

200+Gizmodo / 5h
Marine biologists, with help from Inuit whalers, have assembled an unprecedented collection of narwhal vocalizations, offering fresh insights into the behaviors of these near-mythical creatures. Read more...

Shallots Are the Perfect Single-Person Onion Alternative

100+Lifehacker / 5h
Cooking as a “single person” is really about mastering portion control and learning how to scale. A single onion may not seem like too much onion, but a single-person portion of a recipe rarely calls for an entire onion. Enter the shallot, which is naturally the size of about half an onion (or less) and is much better… Read more...

Qatar’s contact tracing app put over one million people’s info at risk

76Engadget / 5h
Contact tracing apps have the potential to slow the spread of COVID-19. But without proper security safeguards, some fear they could put users’ data and sensitive info at risk . Until now, that threat has been theoretical. Today, Amnesty International reports that a flaw in Qatar’s contact tracing app put the personal information of more than one million people at risk. The flaw, now fixed, made

Nearly 100 Apple Stores in the US will reopen this week, but most won’t let you inside

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Almost 100 more Apple Stores are reopening in the US this week, but in most locations, they still won’t let you walk inside: instead, they’re offering curbside or storefront service only. Apple Stores began reopening in early May with a four-state rollout, which expanded to 11 states later in the month. The next wave of openings will enlarge that list to 28 states, with the majority of locations

The next 'Dead By Daylight' killer is Pyramid Head from Silent Hill

Silent Hill Pyramid Head93Engadget / 5h
During a stream to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Dead by Daylight, developer Behavior offered a peek at what Chapter 16 of the survival horror game has in store, and fans of another survival horror series might be intrigued by this one. The Silent Hill franchise is coming to Dead by Daylight , with Pyramid Head as the game’s latest killer. This version of the terrifying monster is based on

SpaceX Is Teasing Mysterious “Private Passenger” Spaceflights

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Travel Agency SpaceX is going to attempt to make history this week by becoming the first private company to launch astronauts into orbit. And simultaneously, the Elon Musk-led spaceflight company is teasing even greater ambitions — with a new line on its site , added last week, that invites visitors to submit questions about a mysterious “private passenger” program. “For inquiries about our priva

17 gorgeous photos of iced coffee for anyone who desperately misses iced coffee

100+Mashable / 5h
I don't remember the last iced coffee I had before the coronavirus pandemic halted my daily commute to Manhattan and weekend trips to cafes and coffee shops. But I know it's been at least 89 days. I started self-quarantining in February, and though I obviously miss seeing my family and friends in person, going to restaurants, and seeing movies in actual movie theaters, I'm thankful to be safe and

Incoming PS4 State of Play is all about The Last of Us Part II

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As Sony prepares to close out this hardware generation, there are two big games still on the way to the PlayStation 4: Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us Part II. A couple of weeks ago, we got to see a lot of Ghost of Tsushima in a special State of Play, and now it’s The Last of Us … Continue reading

Get Started on Your Next Home Movie With $212 off DJI’s OSMO Action Camera

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Scientists Say This Device Can Simulate Any Flavor

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Taste Display A Japanese researcher created a “taste display” that’s capable of producing any flavor when you lick its surface. The “lickable screen,” called the “Norimaki Synthesizer,” uses five different gels, each corresponding to the five tastes the human tongue can distinguish between — salty, acidic, bitter, sweet, and umami. By weakening and strengthening these five different tastes throug

Scientists Claim New Method Can Measure Consciousness

500+Futurism / 6h
A team of scientists says they’ve found a way to quantitatively measure consciousness, a discovery that could have huge implications for treating comatose patients. “This is important because it suggests a reliable way to determine the level of conscious arousal by tapping into a small region of the brain, rather than many parts of the brain,” Monash physicist and lead researcher Kavan Modi said

New Online: PBS Pan Am Documentary

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A fantastic documentary on Pan Am, Across the Pacific is streaming online from PBS. The first episode 'Airborne' is now available. Continue reading ...

Minecraft Dungeons, a Diablo-lite dungeon crawler, is out – here's how to download it

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Minecraft Dungeons, Majong's highly-anticipated dungeon crawler, is now available for PC, Xbox One , PS4 , and Nintendo Switch . The Diablo-style hack-and-slash is a familiar sight for Minecraft fans, using the same voxel aesthetics as Majong's world-famous...blockbuster. There is no mining or crafting in Minecraft Dungeons, however, just hacking, slashing, looting, and repeating. While there mig

'Pokémon Go' will better blend AR creatures into the real world

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Pokémon Go’s augmented reality effect has always been a bit underwhelming when critters tend to float in front of objects, but Niantic hopes to make it more immersive. It’s testing a Reality Blending feature that will use newer AR functionality to hide your Buddy Pokémon behind trees and other real-world objects. The current effect isn’t quite as convincing as the image above would have you beliv

Spotify Finally Allows You to Add as Many Songs to Your Library as You Want

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Long before Spotify was a thing, I collected music on my computer during my college days. That collection, which had everything from Cradle of Filth to Dashboard Confessional, to Reverend Horton Heat, easily surpassed 10,000 songs by the end of my first semester as a freshman. By the time I graduated, I had close to… Read more...

Duncan Jones and Alex de Campi on Why Comics Was the Next Place for Moon and Mute's World to Go

100+Gizmodo / 6h
Between taking us to Azeroth and trapping us in time loops , director Duncan Jones has crafted a sci-fi universe of his own making in little ways, through his work in his directorial debut, Moon , and its spiritual successor, Mute . Now, that world is getting another addition: but it’s not on the big screen. It’s in the… Read more...

HP reveals blue-light blocking monitors

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HP has unveiled a number of new business-grade monitors which have been reimagined with the aim of helping remote workers connect and collaborate while also supporting their well being. The company's E-Series monitors are the world's first ergonomic monitor series with always-on low blue light to reduce potential eye damage and improve sleep quality. HP Eye Ease addresses blue light without affec

World's first 8K holographic display shows everything – except its asking price

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While most of the world is still catching up to 4K , one company is already making next-gen 8K holographic displays that are available... well, today. That company is called Looking Glass, and it’s pioneered the world’s first 8K holographic display that uses cutting-edge light field technology to create 3D-like images. Unfortunately, you probably can't use it to watch Netflix. Looking Glass' targ

What to Do if Netflix Won't Connect on Your TV

78Lifehacker / 6h
One of my housemates hit me with a quirky question this weekend: Netflix, which had previously been working just fine on his TV, was no longer loading. Everything else about the TV worked fine, but Netflix just kept cycling through connection attempts, punctuated with endless “tvq-rnd-100" errors. Read more...

Migratory Birds Are Failing to Adapt to Climate Change

76Gizmodo / 6h
New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday shows that the climate crisis may be seriously messing with North American birds’ migration patterns, and the consequences could be dire. Read more...

SpaceX and US Army sign deal to test Starlink broadband for military use

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Enlarge / CEO Elon Musk at SpaceX Headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on October 10, 2019. (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) The US Army has signed a three-year deal with SpaceX to test the company's Starlink satellite-broadband service, SpaceNews reported today . On May 20, the Army and SpaceX signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement ( CRADA ), an Army source told the news org

What to Watch Tonight, May 26, 2020

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Looking for something entertaining to watch tonight? Each afternoon we’ve been rounding up some of your best streaming options for the evening. Read more...

Local News Is Laundering Amazon's Bullshit

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There are a few norms that constrain the behavior of newsgathering, one of which is to at least try, for any given story, to get the perspective of all parties involved. Many company PR teams abuse this constraint by providing journalists with spin or misinformation, which a reporter may or may not infuse with the… Read more...

Nordic Choice Hotels Offers Unlimited Hotel Stays For A Fixed Price

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Here’s a creative concept from one hotel group to fill rooms this summer. In the past we’ve seen some airlines offer “all you can fly” passes for a fixed cost over certain periods, and now a hotel group is introducing a similar concept for hotel stays. Stay at Nordic Choice Hotels all summer Nordic Choice Hotels (which has around 200 hotels in Scandinavia and the Baltics) is offering a promotion

Proposed bill would ban microtargeting of political advertisements

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Enlarge / Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) chairing a House committee hearing pandemic-style on Thursday, May 14 2020. (credit: Greg Nash—Pool | Getty Images ) Internet-based advertising has been a boon for both political campaigns and disinformation campaigns , which love to take advantage of the ability to slice and dice the electorate into incredibly tiny and carefully targeted segments for their me

YouTube blames bug for censoring comments on China's ruling party

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For the past six months, YouTube has been automatically deleting two Chinese phrases that are frequently used to criticize the Communist Party of China (CCP). Google says it's investigating the issue, which The Verge was among the first to report on. For its part, Google says the censorship is a bug. "This appears to be an error in our enforcement systems and we are investigating. Users can repor

The Best Wireless Mice to Help You Finally Use Your iPad at Your Desk

Gizmodo / 6h
For those committed to getting work done on an iPad, you probably have some sort of keyboard case for it. If your keyboard of choice is either the Apple Magic Keyboard or Logitech Combo Touch , then you’ve already got a trackpad and a solid way to navigate iPadOS without having to touch the screen. If you’re using… Read more...

Why localized compensation in a work-anywhere world isn’t so simple

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Last Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg told Facebook’s 48,000 employees that he expects upwards of 50% of the company will be working remotely within 10 years. After outlining many of the advantages that remote work confers — including to “potentially spread more economic opportunity around the country and potentially around the world” — he added that those who choose to move to other places in the U.S.

NASA Perseverance will pack detective tools called ‘Sherloc’ and Watson

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NASA has equipped its Mars rover Perseverance with two tools named after a popular fictional duo. Called “Sherloc” and Watson, each tool is part of a system that will enable NASA to investigate Mars rocks as small as a grain of sand. Sherloc is located on the rover’s robotic arm; it includes a laser and spectrometers that work alongside the … Continue reading

Create Graphics for Free With This Site

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After a couple of months with the kids at home full-time, many parents are looking ahead to spending the summer with... the kids at home full-time. Depending on where you live and how strict you personally intend to be about social distancing throughout the warmer months, teenagers in particular may have reached peak… Read more...

Razer Gigantus V2 might be bigger than your desk

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Razer just released their most massive mouse mat to date, the Razer Gigantus V2 3XL. The Razer Gigantus V2 comes in four sizes, starting with the “M” size, at 14.18 x 10.84 x 0.12 inches. There’s also an L size that’s 17.73 x 15.76 x 0.12 inches, and an XXL size at 37.04 x 16.15 x 0.16 inches. The largest … Continue reading

The best workout equipment for building a home gym

76Mashable / 7h
The gym isn't for everybody. It's expensive, crowded, and sometimes smelly. Even worse, you have to travel to get there — making it ten times harder just to convince yourself to go. But, if you're lucky enough to have the space, you have another option that doesn't involve commuting vast distances only to exert yourself in front of strangers: Just bring the gym home to you . Yeah, it can cost you

Even HBO Knows Its Streaming Services Are Confusing as Hell

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Just days before the official launch of its new streaming service, HBO seems to want to clear up any confusion about the difference between its services Go, Now, and soon-to-launch Max—and buddy, I’m not sure it’s working. Read more...

How to Spot a Misleading Crowd Photo

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As businesses reopen and people take to the beaches and parks, you’ve probably seen news photos or video that appear to show people packed into dense crowds, blithely ignoring social distancing guidelines. But these photos can be misleading, and it’s thanks to a camera trick. Read more...

The Climate Case for the Four-Day Work Week

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Jacinda Ardern has won a lot of rightful praise for New Zealand’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic . The nation has stood as an outlier with cases that have stayed low, and the country is beginning to reopen in what it hopes is a safe way. So maybe we should also be paying attention to what their ideas are for a… Read more...

The real impact of not having been touched in months

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What makes the coronavirus pandemic unlike any other collective tragedy is that we can't commiserate together. Post-layoff drinks at a dive bar near the office; embracing someone you haven't seen in months; pats on the back — these are seemingly small comforts that have morphed into luxuries in the past few months. While there are many things I miss about the Before, these touches of comfort are

Twitch splurges to keep top streamers Dakotaz, JoshOG and Summit1G

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Twitch is still willing to spend big bucks to keep top-tier streamers on its platform. Amazon’s service has signed “multi-year” deals with Dakotaz (aka Brett Hoffman), JoshOG (Josh Beaver) and Summit1G (Jaryd Lazar) to make sure they livestream exclusively on the platform. Loaded, the management agency that represents the trio, didn’t say how much money was involved. It wouldn’t be surprising if

How much computing power do you really need while working from home?

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The pandemic has shown businesses around the world that allowing employees to work from home is actually possible and can even lead to improved job satisfaction. As a result, many businesses will likely continue to allow their employees to work remotely once the crisis has subsided. For most employees, this won’t be a problem as they can do their jobs with off-the-shelf laptops and software but w

Minecraft Dungeons now available: Where to buy

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Today is a big day for Minecraft fans and action RPG fans alike, as today, Minecraft Dungeons is launching to the masses. Minecraft Dungeons is an interesting departure for the franchise, as it’s an action RPG in the same vein as games like Diablo and Torchlight. Despite the fact that Minecraft Dungeons is one of Microsoft’s first-party properties, the game … Continue reading

New Facebook app aims to bring back the phone call

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The people whose calls you dodge are sure to love this new app from Facebook. On May 26, Facebook's New Product Experimentation (NPE) Team announced the launch of an app that's basically Houseparty for phone calls (not video calls). CatchUp, which is free to download, lets users see who's available to voice chat, and then allows them to initiate both one-on-one and group calls within the app. Who

Get Ready to Buy a Rental Car for Dirt Cheap

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There’s not a ton of demand for rental cars right now, and the impact on that industry is starting to show: Hertz, which also runs Dollar and Thrifty, filed for bankruptcy last week. Read more...

Google's New Assistant Voice Match Feature Seems Kind of Sketchy

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There are plenty of ways to use your phone to pay with stuff: You can use your face, your fingerprint, a passcode, and, now, simply your voice. Read more...

How to Fend Off Hangry Rats

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Oh, 2020. Just when we think you’ve thrown all the terrifying, ridiculous scenarios at us already, you hit us with yet another. This time, it’s aggressive rats. And if you live outside of New York City or another major metropolitan area and are thinking you’re in the clear and this doesn’t apply to you, think again.… Read more...

Motorola is taking a second swing at a modern Moto Razr reboot

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The first-gen Moto Razr 2020. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] It looks like Motorola is going to take another crack at reviving the Moto Razr. Two sources now say a second-gen Moto Razr reboot is on the way, after the embarrassing public flop of the first-gen Razr reboot. The first source is straight from Lenovo, Motorola's parent company. During a discussion on the Reframed Tech podcast, Lenovo South Afri

Emirates massively reduces fuel surcharges on award tickets

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With travel essentially on pause around the world, airlines have been taking advantage of the downtime to perform maintenance on grounded jets and fine-tune their loyalty programs . Most of the changes we’ve seen lately have been negative, such as United introducing dynamic pricing on partner awards , but Emirates just made a quiet improvement that can save award travelers hundreds of dollars on

OnePlus 8 full Fortnite and Dolby features activated

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The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are about to get a new stack of abilities for both Fortnite and Dolby sound. The Fortnite part is an update thanks to a partnership between OnePlus and the folks at Epic Games. The Dolby bit is an unofficial unlock of full Dolby Atmos equalizer settings on OnePlus 8, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus … Continue reading

New Android vulnerability Strandhogg 2.0 exploits user trust

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Enlarge / Strandhogg 2.0 can be thought of as the ultimate phishing attack. When the user taps a legitimate icon—which could be for email, camera, etc—the malware intercepts the tap and can present a copycat dialog instead. (credit: Promon ) A Norwegian infosec firm discovered a new Android vulnerability, which they've dubbed Strandhogg 2.0. Security firm Promon says "Strandhogg" is an old Norse

Apple fixed the bug that prevented some iOS apps from opening

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Are you wondering why your iPhone suddenly received dozens of app updates this weekend, even though some of them were days or even weeks old? You now have an answer. Apple has confirmed to TechCrunch that it fixed a bug in Family Sharing that prevented some iOS and iPadOS apps from opening. The company hasn’t elaborated on what led to the problem, but the evidence suggests it may have been an app

The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport devil is in these incredible details

SlashGear / 7h
Turns out, there’s more to making a really, really fast hypercar than just dropping a huge engine inside. Bugatti is pulling back the curtain on the Chiron Pur Sport, the “most extreme” version of a car that’s hardly mundane to begin with, and detailing some of the changes – visible and otherwise – that make it such a beast. Announced … Continue reading

Facebook’s latest experimental app is a party line

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The latest experimental app from Facebook's research and development division is for voice-only group calls. CatchUp looks to remove the headache of arranging a time to chat with all of your loved ones. You can set a status indicating that you're ready to talk, and up to eight people can join a call. You can create groups for your friends and family so that when everyone's available, you can star

Miniature Rock Art Found in Australia May Have Been Stenciled by Children

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Archaeologists working at a rockshelter in northern Australia have discovered a trove of unusual miniaturized rock art made using stencils. This rare form of rock art may have served an ominous supernatural purpose—or it might be whimsical doodles made by children. Read more...

Why Your iPhone Wants You to Update Way More Apps Than Usual

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The Apple App Store is randomly asking users to redownload app updates that they’ve previously installed. A similar issue has affected Android users for a few weeks now, but the iOS app updates appear to be downloading entire update files, rather than empty “ghost” updates like on Android. Read more...

At Lowe's, Get a Set of 105 Craftsman Ratchets and Sockets for $60

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Craftsman 105-Piece Ratchet and Socket Set | $60 | Lowe’s Read more...

80% Savings: Emirates Stops Adding Big Fuel Sucharges To Award Tickets

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Emirates has imposed some of the highest surcharges on award tickets in the world. Taxes and fees flying New York - Bangkok in business or first class were recently has high as $1736 roundtrip - and that's in addition to paying with miles. All of a sudden, though, that's changed. Continue reading ...

Uber, Lyft drivers sue NY state to speed up unemployment benefits

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Uber and Lyft claim their workers are contractors. The state of New York ruled that they’re employees , and therefore are entitled to certain benefits. ( California did so, too. ) Despite this decision, rideshare drivers are having a difficult time obtaining unemployment payments and pandemic assistance. According to The New York Times , four drivers and the New York Taxi Workers Alliance have fi

What's Coming to Disney+ in June 2020

70Lifehacker / 8h
It looks like June is going to be pretty light month in terms of new Disney+ content. The streaming service has released its list of upcoming programming for the month and it’s pretty short, but there are still a few things worth getting excited about. Read more...

Take $30 off a new Amazon Kindle, our recommended budget ebook reader

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Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a nice discount on the Amazon Kindle , which is currently down to $60. That's tied for the lowest price we've tracked for Amazon's entry-level ebook reader and a $30 drop from its usual going rate. The deal also bundles a three-month subscription to Amazon's Kindle Unlimited ebook service, which typically costs $30 on its own. Just

Tech Expert: Privacy Is a Myth, so We Might as Well Contact-trace

500+Futurism / 8h
Big Brother One of the most straightforward ways to monitor — and hopefully limit — the spread of the coronavirus is using technology for contact-tracing : using smartphone location data, some argue, it’s possible to tell who came into contact with an infected person and when. But contact-tracing has serious privacy implications — it essentially means constant surveillance over our every move. An

Sony’s ZV-1 compact camera zooms in on vloggers

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Sony has taken aim at the suddenly enormous market of people who want to self-produce high-quality video with a minimum of setup. Its ZV-1 mutates the versatile RX100 series into a selfie video machine, and it could be the all-in-one solution many a vlogger has been searching for. The new camera is very much based on the highly successful and acclaimed RX100, which over the years has grown in bot

House amendment would require warrants for web history searches

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A new House deal has the potential to prevent the nightmare scenario in which Feds might not need a warrant to see what sites you’ve visited, videos you’ve watched and searches you’ve made. Earlier this month, we learned that the Senate was preparing to vote on a reauthorization of the Patriot Act . One amendment, proposed by Senators Steve Daines and Ron Wyden to prohibit the warrantless collect

Google teams with T-Mobile USA for global RCS messaging

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T-Mobile USA introduced RCS (rich messaging) to T-Mobile users back in the year 2015 for their USA-based network. Here in 2020, T-Mobile USA and Google teamed up to expand T-Mobile users’ ability to work with RCS “when texting with Android users on other networks across the globe.” This system will be interesting to see expand, as it requires a smartphone … Continue reading

Arm just revealed the core tech of 2021’s flagship phones

Arm Cortex-A78 Cortex-X1SlashGear / 8h
Arm has revealed its next-generation smartphone chips, and the new Cortex-A78, Mali-G78, and Ethos-N78 promise a whole new turn of speed and efficiency for 2021’s flagships. At the same time, Arm is also throwing open its new Cortex-X Custom (CXC) program, which will cook up custom chip designs for those companies which need something special from their silicon. Arm Cortex-A78 … Continue reading

Global Entry enrollment suspended through July 6

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Global entry interviews have been delayed by coronavirus again. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will keep enrollment centers for its Trusted Traveler programs closed through at least July 6, its Customs and Border Protection arm said in a statement Tuesday. Sign up for the free daily TPG newsletter for more airline news If you’ve applied for Global Entry or other Trusted Traveler program

Improve Your Critical Thinking With This Cheatsheet

400+Lifehacker / 8h
The next time you need to think critically about something—whether you’re considering a new idea, weighing the pros and cons of a potential decision, or evaluating whether you can trust a particular news source—it’s worth asking yourself a few simple questions. Read more...

Early tests of vaccine for COVID-19 pass peer review, look promising

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Enlarge / Test doses of another potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. (credit: MLADEN ANTONOV / Getty Images) We still don't know how well a robust immune response protects people from SARS-CoV-2 infection. But we've got a further indication that vaccines can induce a strong immune response. Just prior to the holiday weekend, a Chinese team released the results of a safety trial done using a harmless vir

Spotify Removes Its Annoying 10,000-Song Library Limit

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After years of complaints, Spotify is finally ending its 10,000-song library limit. Now you can press the Heart button on as many songs and albums as you wish, without pruning your library every few weeks. Spotify’s new library update doesn’t change the service’s 10,000-song limit for Playlists or Offline Listening. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Lenovo's New Windows-Powered Duet Tablets Are a Pair of Surface Competitors

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We were impressed with Lenovo’s Chromebook Duet tablet when we saw it at CES, even more so when we got our hands on the finished product. Lenovo’s expanding that “Duet” branding into its primary IdeaPad line of Windows machines. Today the company announced the IdeaPad Duet 7i and Duet 3i, clearly competitors for the Surface Pro and Surface Go, respectively. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

XRSpace's New VR Headset Includes a Playstation Home-Like Experience

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HTC’s former CEO, Peter Chou, has a new company called XRSPACE and its first entry is an intriguing looking VR System. First, you have a standalone Mova VR headset that’s somewhat reminiscent of the Oculus Quest with Hot Rod stylings. And along with it is a new “virtual world” dubbed Manova, filled with homes, games, fitness centers, and more. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Sony Focuses on Content Creators With Its New ZV-1 Compact Camera

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Sony has announced the highly anticipated ZV-1 compact camera, a well-priced and straightforward device optimized for vlogging. It has the same CMOS sensor, 4K HDR capabilities, and fancy autofocus features as the popular RX100 VII camera, but costs just $800 and sports some unique design changes for people who need to shoot high-quality video of themselves. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

We're All About to Get Lost in a Labyrinth Sequel

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Apparently, the glass orbs are on their way back. Perhaps. Read more...

Watch the US Military Kill an Aircraft With an Energy Weapon

1KFuturism / 8h
A powerful laser weapon system on board the US Navy ship USS Portland “successfully disabled an unmanned aerial vehicle” during a test on May 16 in the Pacific ocean, according to a government statement . A video of the test shows the weapon blast an intense ray at a drone — which appears to catch fire almost immediately. The Technology Maturation Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) MK 2 MOD

Awesome: Emirates Skywards Hugely Reduces Award Fees

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While Emirates is one of my favorite airlines to fly in first class, I’ve never been a fan of the Emirates Skywards program. That may slowly be changing… Emirates Skywards reduces award fees Historically Emirates Skywards has been a pretty lousy program when it comes to redeeming miles. Not only are their award costs high in many markets, but there have also been absolutely massive carrier impose

Register for the next ‘TPG Talks’: Credit card strategy during COVID-19

The Points Guy / 8h
Register Now With travel at a slow down and plenty of credit card benefits going unused , now is the time to audit your credit card portfolio and reassess what should be in your wallet. Join us this week as TPG’s dynamic duo of credit card editors — Benét Wilson and Ariana Arghandewal — share what you should be thinking about as you decide which cards to keep or cancel, as well as what cards you

The New 13-Inch MacBook Pro's Keyboard Really Is That Good

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I sit here typing on Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro, which is somehow both an incremental and radical upgrade over the 13-inch MacBook Pros of recent years. The Pro I bought in 2017 sits to my left, and while the two look similar, the experience of using them is completely different. My 3-year-old laptop sports the … Read more...

Lightweight ‘banking via messaging’ services are getting Gen Z buzz

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More evidence that Gen Z is switching to chat platforms for just about everything, including banking, emerges today in the news that Zelf , a fintech startup offering neobank-style services, is generating buzz amongst Gen-Zers in Spain and France. Its ability for users to interact solely via messaging has seen the startup hit over 260,000 card pre-orders since its launch in early April, according

John Malkovich talks about working with Steve Carrell on 'Space Force'

76Mashable / 8h
Space Force actor John Malkovich has nothing but high praise for his costar Steve Carrell. Read more... More about Celebrities , Mashable Video , Steve Carell , John Malkovich , and Space Force

Score 100GB of data on a Samsung S20 Plus deal for the price of the regular S20

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Samsung's new S20 is a pretty expensive handset, even when you go for the cheapest available varient. Then when you step up to to the bigger S20 Plus, prices get really expensive. This deal helps ease that price - a lot. Exclusively available to TechRadar readers, you can currently get an S20 Plus contract with a massive 100GB of data for just £47 a month . That puts this in the same bracket as t

Facebook Rebrands Its Controversial Cryptocurrency Wallet

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Facebook announced today that it would be completely rebranding the wallet for its long-anticipated cryptocurrency—perhaps in an attempt to shake off its troubled reputation. Read more...

The secret to Simon Pegg's amazing physical transformation in 'Inheritance'

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Simon Pegg, known for his comedic films Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz , had to drop serious weight for his role in Inheritance , where he plays a man trapped in a bunker for 30 years. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Weight Loss , Simon Pegg , Shaun Of The Dead , and Inheritance

This 70-step Rube Goldberg basketball trick shot is hilariously complicated

300+Mashable / 8h
About halfway through this 3-minute, 19-second trick shot, I thought the end simply had to be coming soon. And yet, there was so, so much further to go. Popular YouTube account Creezy created a truly impressive Rube Goldberg machine that ultimately ends with a basketball going into a hoop. Simple enough, right? Nope. The 70 steps it takes to get to the swish are incredible, involving everything f

Niantic to begin collecting 3D visual data from Pokémon GO players

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Niantic, the game developer behind Pokémon GO, has raised $470 million — most recently at a $4 billion valuation — largely on the promise that it can translate the mainstream success of a breakout mobile game into a full-fledged augmented reality platform that can rival efforts by Facebook and Apple. Today, Niantic shared that it will begin further leveraging Pokémon GO players to bolster its 3D

Watch footage of Arkane's unreleased Half-Life spin-off

51Engadget / 8h
For all of its many faults, 2020 has at least one thing going for it: We've seen more of Valve's Half-Life franchise in the last two months than in the 13 years before combined. It started in late March when the studio released Half-Life: Alyx , the first new entry in the series since 2007 , and continues this month with a behind-the-scenes look at Ravenholm . Half-Life diehards will know Ravenho

Daily Crunch: SpaceX’s first astronaut launch is a ‘go’

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SpaceX is giving astronauts a lift to the International Space Station, a new jailbreak can unlock any iPhone and a startup raises $250 million to reduce food waste. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 26, 2020. 1. NASA and SpaceX confirm SpaceX’s first ever astronaut launch is a ‘go’ SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon spacecraft are now set to fly with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken onbo

BlaBlaCar partners with scooter startup Voi to launch new BlaBla Ride app

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Long-distance ridesharing startup BlaBlaCar announced that it is expanding to scooter sharing. But the company isn’t going to operate its own fleet of scooters. Instead, BlaBlaCar is partnering with Voi , a European e-scooter service that has raised $136 million over multiple rounds. Voi operates in dozens of European cities, including Paris, Marseille and Lyon. Over the next few weeks, Voi scoot

You can now surf in Microsoft’s Edge browser

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Browser developers love to add small Easter Eggs to their apps to help you while away the hours when your interent is down, for example. Chrome has long had the Dino game, that you can start from the “No internet” error screen, for example. With its surf game, Microsoft’s Edge team built something similar into its pre-release channels earlier this year and, as the company announced today, it’s no

What to Do About Your FSA Contributions if Your Child Care Is Closed

44Lifehacker / 9h
The physical distancing measures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic have made all of your childcare plans uncertain. Will your daycare reopen? If it does, will it be safe to send your kids there ? What’s going to happen to before-and-after school care? And if you’d planned to pay for any of this with a… Read more...

Step Chickens and the Rise of TikTok ‘Cults’

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Fandoms are forming around a new kind of influencer: the charismatic cult leader.

HBO Max's early sign-up discount ends at 3AM ET

One HBO Max AT&T Netflix100+Engadget / 9h
HBO Max is going to have a lot of content. The service encompasses not just HBO’s typical offerings, but also tons of movies and TV shows from WarnerMedia’s library. A subscription will cost a bit more than one from Netflix or Hulu, but early adopters can join for $12 a month for one year, as opposed to the typical $15 per month. The savings adds up to $36 for the year, so it could be worth signi

Stay safe at home with this discount wireless security camera bundle

45Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: Buy this vigilant eufyCam 2 wireless security camera bundle with three cameras on sale for $343.98 at Best Buy as of May 26. With the extra add-on camera in this package, you'll save a total of $156 off the original price. There are plenty of tasks we all have to juggle as we spend more time at home. That includes everything from cleaning, cooking , parenting, or working if you're lucky en

More AMD Ryzen 4000 ‘Renoir’ APU specifications leaked, model names revealed

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It hasn’t been that long since Igor's Lab published AMD’s “Renoir” APU portfolio, which he obtained from an unknown source, listing several Ryzen 4000 APUs. Now, a new leak has surfaced that not only validates that list, but also sheds some light on which APUs will actually make it to production. According to Wccftech , Biostar just posted the CPU support list for its new B550 motherboard, the Ra

SpaceX signs testing agreement with US Army for use of Starlink network

200+TechCrunch / 9h
SpaceX has signed a new agreement with the U.S. Army that will see that defense service test SpaceX’s forthcoming Starlink satellite-based broadband network over the course of three years to evaluate its usefulness in serving their needs. The R&D agreement, as first reported by SpaceNews , is a fairly standard agreement ahead of any actual commercial procurement deal for the U.S. military. SpaceX

Do Your Homework Before Volunteering Your Data to Fight Coronavirus

68Gizmodo / 9h
The global coronavirus pandemic has sparked a wave of health tech companies seeking to find innovative solutions to combat covid-19. That includes everything from using smartwatches and thermometers to track symptoms, to crowdsourcing apps designed to learn from your coughs and self-reported symptoms , to building … Read more...

When will iPhone go portless? New clues surface

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It would seem only a matter of time before the iPhone is released without a Lightning port. Rumors over the past several years suggest that Apple’s inclusion of Qi-standard wireless charging abilities in the iPhone point toward a completely port-free collection of handheld communication devices. An insider tip this week says Apple’s not quite there yet with the iPhone 12 … Continue reading

Samsung develops new security chip for mobile devices

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Samsung has developed a new secure element (SE) chip and enhanced security software to better protect sensitive data on mobile devices. The new chip, dubbed S3FV9RR, offers protection for booting, isolated storage, mobile payments and other applications. It has also received a Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (CC EAL) of 6+ and this is the highest level ever acquired by a mobile compone

Tencent to invest billions in digital technologies

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A month after Beijing called for a technology-centric upgrade of the Chinese economy, Tencent has said it will invest $70 billion (500 billion yuan) in a range of new technologies including cloud computing, cybersecurity and AI. The company will also reportedly invest in sectors like blockchain, servers, Big Data, supercomputer centres, IoT, 5G and quantum computing. Tencent says it expects great

Get Started on Your Next Home Movie With $212 off DJI’s OSMO Action Camera

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Most Memorial Day deals have ended, but 4K TVs are still on sale

40Mashable / 9h
Memorial Day is typically the unofficial start to summer. But 2020's long weekend celebrations — or lack thereof — gave many of us the first real glimpse into what a summer with social distancing might look like. Scheduling regular Zoom watch parties with your friends or binge-watching all of last year's Oscar nominees in 4K will be a much better distraction than surrendering to rewatching Schitt

Avatar Filmmakers Are Slipping Back Into New Zealand Under Coronavirus Travel Exemptions

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The only country that’s seemingly halted the spread of the novel coronavirus could screw it up—for Avatar . New Zealand’s economic development minister revealed under questioning that he’s been using little known powers around the country’s strict foreign travel ban to issue hundreds of exemptions for “high value… Read more...

France’s data protection watchdog reviews contact-tracing app StopCovid

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France’s data protection watchdog CNIL has released its second review of StopCovid, the contact-tracing app backed by the French government. The CNIL says there’s no major issue with the technical implementation and legal framework around StopCovid, with some caveats. France isn’t relying on Apple and Google’s contact-tracing API . Instead, a group of research institutes and private companies hav

Dear Sophie: Can I work in the US on a dependent spouse visa?

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: What is required of employers laying off foreign workers? Dea

Lenovo's first Yoga detachable takes on the Surface Pro 7

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Lenovo has launched its first Yoga PC with a detachable keyboard, setting its firmly on the Surface Pro 7 . Giving the Microsoft 2-in-1 a run for its money, the Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i packs 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processors, up to 10.8 hours of battery and a 13-inch 2048×1080 touchscreen. The Windows 10 device, much like the Surface Pro 7, also boasts a built-in kickstand, digital pen support

YouTube auto-deletes comments with phrases critical of Chinese government [Updated]

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Enlarge / Protesters in Taipei, Taiwan, demonstrate for granting political asylum to Hong Kongers in January 2020. (credit: Walid Berrazeg/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) YouTube's software is automatically deleting comments with two phrases critical of the Chinese Communist Party, the Verge reported on Tuesday morning. “共匪” means " communist bandit. " It was a derogatory term used by N

'Minecraft Dungeons' aims to be more than 'baby's first Diablo'

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The simple pitch for Minecraft Dungeons goes something like this: Two great games play great together. It works! Mostly. If you're a fan of Minecraft but haven't heard about Dungeons , an explanation is in order. It's blocky Diablo , a game of crawling through dungeons and striking down monsters in hopes of scoring some sweet, deadly loot. The camera hangs overhead, giving you a wide view of the

These Alienware gaming laptop deals can save you up to $500 this week

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Alienware gaming laptop deals can save you up to $500 this week, with some fantastic models offering premium RTX 2060 and 2070 GPUs at excellent discounts right now. That means you're picking up high-end gaming laptops capable of running ray tracing games at up to 1440p resolution, store all those hefty titles with plenty of speedy SSD space, and do it all in style with an M15 / M17 chassis. Thes

These pre-owned video games are all 'buy 2, get 2 free' at GameStop

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Iceland’s International Arrivals COVID-19 Testing Problem

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Iceland is expected to open to tourists from around the world as of June 15, 2020, though it appears to me that there may be one major logistical issue. Iceland’s plan to reopen to tourists Iceland is planning for a summer tourist season as of June 15, 2020, and the country seems to be going about it in a rather responsible way . Visitors intending to come to Iceland: Will have to go into a 14-da

How to Choose the Best Home Security Camera Based on Subscription Options

82Lifehacker / 9h
If you want to cover your property with smart security cameras, the list of options has never been longer . That can make it tricky to choose the perfect model for you, but aside from the upfront cost, and the night vision, and the field of view, and the weatherproofing, there’s one key feature to look out for:… Read more...

ARM's latest phone chip designs will be better-equipped for 5G and foldables

Arm Cortex-A78 Cortex-X183Engadget / 9h
Smartphones require faster hardware every year, but upcoming models equipped with 5G and multiple displays will likely call for an even bigger jump in processing power than normal. ARM’s new Cortex-A78 CPU could serve as a starting point for companies like Qualcomm to design custom chips and deliver on that need. Compared to the current Cortex-A77, the forthcoming processor will provide a 20 perc

For $20, You Can Take Home Your Very Own Cyberpunk Keanu Reeves

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McFarlane Toys Cyberpunk 2077 Action Figure | $20 | Amazon Read more...

Half My Nightmares Start With This Giant Cyborg Teddy Bear Learning How to Hug

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In a time of social distancing, a giant teddy bear giving enormous hugs sounds like a great way for people to safely cope with isolation. But Arizona State University’s robo-bear , which can learn to hug by observing humans, looks like it’s ready to give you the last embrace you’ll ever feel. Read more...

Dortmund vs Bayern live stream: watch the Bundesliga online from anywhere right now

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There's no less than nine mid-week fixtures taking place in the Bundesliga this Tuesday and Wednesday - but none are bigger than Der Klassiker, which is the local name for tonight's huge Dortmund vs Bayern match. Things are delicately poised at 1-0 to the visitors after Bayern's Joshua Kimmich scored a stunning 41st minute goal - a lob of the Dortmund keeper that was as naughty as they come. The

T-Mobile customers can send RCS messages to Android users worldwide

Google RCS T-Mobile200+Engadget / 10h
The rollout of Rich Communication Services (RCS) in the US and much of the world has been a slow affair . However, the next-generation replacement for SMS and MMS messaging just got a much-needed boost from T-Mobile and Google. The companies say they've partnered to make RCS messaging available to all T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers. Following a more limited rollout in 2015 and an expans

Use Candied Nuts in Your Cakes and Quick Breads

81Lifehacker / 10h
Many quick breads (like banana) and cakes (like carrot) call for a smattering of either pecans or walnuts. I usually reach for pecans, because they taste better than walnuts, but this weekend I upped the taste factor even further by using candied pecans in a carrot cake I made for a friend. Read more...

New Telescope Will Watch Entire Southern Sky in Infrared

500+Futurism / 10h
Constant Surveillance When it’s complete, a new infrared telescope in Australia will give astronomers an unprecedented glimpse of the universe. The Dynamic Red All-Sky Monitoring Survey (DREAMS) is expected to be completed early next year, at which point scientists will be able to watch supernovae, star mergers, and other epic cosmic events in “real time” — giving scientists a more detailed under

The Razr Hasn't Even Been Out for Six Months, But Rumors Say a New One Could Arrive This Fall

Motorola Razr 2 September62Gizmodo / 10h
Motorola’s rebooted Razr with a flexible screen hasn’t even been on sale for a full six months, but according to new rumors, there could be a new model due out before the end of the year with significantly beefier specs, updated software, and even 5G support. Read more...

Huge discount on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, plus more tech deals this week

62Mashable / 10h
We hope that you all had a nice, relaxing Memorial Day weekend. Now that we're back to our regularly scheduled programming, we thought we'd start it off with a fresh batch of tech deals for your purchasing pleasure. Probably the biggest sale we could find today is on the popular Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon — it's over $1,000 off, so get that one quick before the sale ends. Check out the rest below:

Facebook launches CatchUp, an audio-only calling app that shows who’s ready to chat now

Facebook CatchUp App100+TechCrunch / 10h
Facebook’s internal R&D group, NPE Team, has today launched a new app called CatchUp that makes it easier for friends and family in the U.S. to coordinate phone calls or set up group calls with up to 8 people. While there are a number of group chat apps available to users today, what makes CatchUp unique is that the calls it enables are audio-only, not video, and it flags when users are available

Switzerland pilots a contact tracing app using Apple and Google's tech

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Switzerland is now piloting a COVID-19 contact tracing app that uses the Apple-Google framework. According to the Swiss university EPFL, the app, SwissCovid , is the first in the world to put the Apple-Google model to use. SwissCovid will use Bluetooth to exchange keys between phones. If a user tests positive for SARS-CoV-2, they can inform the app, which will alert other users if they were in cl

The XPS 13 laptop gets a $250 price cut at Dell

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While Memorial Day sales might be over, you can still score a price cut on Dell's best-selling XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop. For a limited time, you can get the powerful XPS 13 on sale for $1,399.99 . That's a $250 discount and the best price we've found for the tablet-laptop hybrid. If you're looking for a traditional laptop with a cheaper price tag, Dell also has the XPS 13 laptop on sale for $699.99 .

Michael Moore’s Garbage Planet of the Humans Has Been Removed From YouTube

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Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans is a trash film that contains massive amounts of disinformation and dabbles in ecofascism . Turns out it also contained copyrighted material. Read more...

Sur La Table has a ton of All-Clad cookware on sale

28Mashable / 10h
Cooking hits differently during isolation. If you want to treat yourself to a fancy sit-down meal (and can't justify getting a steak delivered), it's all up to you. Just because we're already two-ish months into this whole staying at home thing doesn't mean it's too late to begin your cooking journey. Every cooking journey starts with trading your old, burnt-stuff-stuck-on-the-bottom cookware for

Here’s what hotel loyalty programs might look like after coronavirus

The Points Guy / 10h
The coronavirus pandemic continues to severely impact the travel industry with no end yet in sight. As a result, companies and loyalty programs have had to make significant policy adjustments to accommodate travelers, from introducing flexible change and cancellation policies to pausing points expiration and more. With U.S. hotel occupancy rates at unprecedented lows , hotel loyalty programs have

How to Find Out if Someone's Secretly Been Using Your Computer

Apple Mac Catalina300+Lifehacker / 10h
Now that we’re all sharing at-home working spaces with roommates, friends, and loved ones, it’s worth thinking a bit more about the security of your laptop or desktop computer. It can feel like a bit invasion of privacy when someone else uses your computer without your permission, especially if you suspect they’re… Read more...

Xbox Game Pass is getting a huge addition next month

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Over the past few years, Hello Games has done a lot to redeem the let down that was No Man’s Sky on launch day. By serving up a string of massive, free updates, Hello Games has largely managed to sway public opinion about the game, but if you’re still hesitant to take the plunge after all that’s happened, it’s hard … Continue reading

Where these 4 top VCs are investing in manufacturing

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Even though it’s a vast sector in the midst of transformation, manufacturing is often overlooked by early-stage investors. We surveyed top VCs in the industry to gather their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing manufacturing. Traditionally, manufacturing companies are capital-intensive and can be slow to implement new technology and processes. The investors in the survey below

Facebook rebrands Libra wallet Calibra to Novi

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When Facebook unveiled Libra, its cryptocurrency project, there were two distinct entities — the Libra Association , a not-for-profit that oversees all things Libra, and Calibra, a Facebook subsidiary that is building a Libra-based wallet with integrations in WhatsApp and Messenger. Today, Facebook announced that Calibra has a new name, Novi . By rebranding Calibra to Novi, Facebook is trying to

Ghost of Tsushima interview: Nature sprawls in PS4’s epic samurai swan song

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Historical epics are no strangers to the open world genre. We’ve globe-trotted and time-hopped with Assassin’s Creed everywhere from Ancient Egypt to the pirate-filled Caribbean, while Red Dead Redemption recreated the Wild West so perfectly you could almost taste the chewing tobacco. But whether you’re playing as a Grecian heroine or a bandana-brandishing bandit, these have been open worlds to b

How to choose a POS (Point of Sale) system

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Not all POS (or Point of Sale) systems are created equally. And that’s a good thing – the last thing you need is to be overspending on one and getting a critical piece of business IT infrastructure that doesn’t adequately meet your company’s needs. While there are “one size fits all” POS systems, they tend to be ‘jack of all trades, master of none’-type solutions. So it’s worth considering a numb

How to Disconnect Your Twitch Account From Amazon Prime

24How-To Geek / 10h
Linking your Twitch account to your Amazon Prime account gets you a handful of freebies. But if you connected your Twitch account to the wrong Amazon Prime account, or you just want to separate your two accounts, here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google Adds Voice-Authorization to Purchases in Assistant

26How-To Geek / 10h
Shopping through Google Assistant is a lot easier than you’d expect. You just tell Google what you want, look through some products, and pick out something to buy. And now, Google wants you to confirm purchases with Voice Match for total hands-off shopping. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

HP's New Monitors and Laptops Are Built for Remote Life

How-To Geek / 10h
HP announced a slew of products today, including new monitors, desktops, and laptops, and if they have one centralizing theme, it’s empowering remote life. The new monitors are more eye-friendly due to cutting out blue light, and the new ZBook Firefly laptops bring the power on the go. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Looking Glass starts shipping its 8K holographic display

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When Looking Glass Factory showed of its first holographic display way back in August 2018, it felt more like a proof of concept than anything — though it was immediately an impressive concept. In November of last year, the Brooklyn-based startup showed off an 8K display that used its holographic tech. The feeling wasn’t quite as immersive, but the form factor certainly made more sense. The syste

American Schedules 777-300ER On Surprising Route

500+One Mile at a Time / 10h
American Airlines has scheduled its flagship Boeing 777-300ER on a route I would have never expected. Nothing really comes as a surprise in the airline industry anymore, but this has still caught me off guard a bit… American will fly 777-300ER from Raleigh American Airlines flies to London Heathrow from up to 10 US cities. Almost all of those cities are American Airlines hubs, with two exceptions

Spotify drops the 10,000-song cap on libraries

100+Engadget / 10h
At long last, Spotify is dropping the 10,000-song limit on My Library, so you’ll be able to save as many tracks and albums as you like for easier access to them. You won’t need to remove any tunes to make space for new ones anymore. It’s a welcome quality-of-life update, which has been a common request from many users for years. For instance, it’ll be a boon for folks who save a ton of tracks fro

Tuesday's Best Deals: Marshall Earbuds, Backyard Playsets, Magic Bullet, Craftsman Ratchets and Sockets, and More

64Gizmodo / 10h
A $70 pair of Marshall Minor II earbuds , a Wayfair sale on backyard playsets , a Magic Bullet smoothie blender , an AOMAIS Bluetooth speaker Gold Box , and a 105-piece Craftsman ratchet and socket set kick off Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

Let your robot do the work for you with a Roomba for $200 off

45Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Grab a Wi-Fi-connected Roomba 890 for just $299.99, a $200 savings as of May 26. Are you getting a bit tired of spring cleaning, but you're house isn't necessarily spotless just yet? Don't worry, we all need an extra hand sometimes. Right now, that extra hand is a Roomba . SEE ALSO: Best robot vacuums for every budget iRobot's automatic vacuums have become known for doing the work you don'

Sony ZV-1 puts vloggers in focus

Sony 1 RX100 CameraSlashGear / 10h
Sony has revealed its latest digital camera, the hotly-anticipated Sony ZV-1, laser-focused on vloggers and content creators. Pairing a 20.1-megapixel 1.0-type Exmor RS sensor with 4K video recording and a highly-flexible LDC display, the ZV-1 also throws in a better quality microphone and some onboard faux-bokeh effects. Sony’s compact and Alpha-series cameras have proved popular with video crea

Spotify update just removed Save limits on Your Library

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This week Spotify began rolling out an update that’ll remove limits on “Your Library.” Before now, you were limited to a total of 10,000 items in your Spotify library. Once you’d reached that point, the Spotify tracker system would send you a message – that message will no longer be sent, after this update is fully released. ALL FILLED UP … Continue reading

Spectrm raises $3M Series A from Runa Capital for its conversational marketing platform

100+TechCrunch / 10h
In the “Age of Corona” — as some like to call it, the roboticization of industry and business has been super-charged by the pandemic. So while companies using messaging platforms to drive customers toward purchases was always on a long-term trend, the sheer volume of people staying online 24/7 during global lockdowns has led to this tactic also being boosted. So it’s therefore understandable that

Tuesday's Best Deals: Marshall Earbuds, Backyard Playsets, Magic Bullet, Craftsman Ratchets and Sockets, and More

64Lifehacker / 10h
A $70 pair of Marshall Minor II earbuds , a Wayfair sale on backyard playsets , a Magic Bullet smoothie blender , an AOMAIS Bluetooth speaker Gold Box , and a 105-piece Craftsman ratchet and socket set kick off Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

Spotify removes cap from users’ libraries, letting you save unlimited songs, albums and podcasts

200+TechCrunch / 11h
Spotify announced this morning it’s removing the content cap on the app’s “Your Library,” allowing users to now save an unlimited number of songs, albums and podcasts to their collection of favorites. The change addresses a top user complaint since 2014 which, to date, had received more than 12,500 votes on Spotify’s Community Ideas Exchange forum. Though an average user may only have a few hundr

Audi parks driver for using a ringer in charity esports race

Audi Abt Formula Driver53Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / Daniel Abt in happier times, taking part in a sim race at this year's Santiago ePrix in Chile. After doing unusually well in a sim race this weekend, it turned out Abt had brought in a ringer. (credit: Audi Communications Motorsport / Michael Kunkel) The combination of racing drivers and esports is turning out to be full of drama. When COVID-19 put a stop to real-world racing in March,

This massive PlayStation VR bundle is seeing price cuts across the US and UK

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PlayStation VR bundles have been in short order over the last few weeks as more and more spend their time in lockdown exploring new mediums of entertainment. With things starting to ease now, we're seeing supply catch up with demand, and plenty of PlayStation VR deals are now available. That means you can once again pick up these fantastic Mega Pack five-game bundles in both the US and UK, with b

Use Labels to End the Snack Wars

58Lifehacker / 11h
During this time of social distancing and homebound isolation, the little things have become extra important. A walk through the neighborhood on a sunny day. Connecting with loved ones over video chat. And making sure your damn brother doesn’t eat all the good cereal again. Read more...

Lenovo Chromebook Duet review: A surprisingly solid tablet experience

Lenovo Duet USI Two89Engadget / 11h
I’ve never reviewed a Chromebook quite like this latest one from Lenovo. The Chromebook Duet, first announced in January , defies most Chromebook trends. It’s one of the few convertible tablet devices that can run Chrome OS, at a time when the utility of such a tablet is questionable at best. At the same time, it’s a throwback to the days when Chromebooks were primarily cheap, small, low-powered

Save $50 on this LG soundbar and subwoofer combo

40Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: This LG soundbar and subwoofer combo is $50 off at Best Buy and comes with four free months of Apple Music. Missing going to the movie theater? Us too, and it doesn't seem like we'll be getting the opportunity to go back anytime soon. While you can't hit up the silver screen at the moment, you can still invest in your home theater setup to try and replicate the experience as best you can.

How ITSM and automation can ensure a highly productive remote workforce

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Remote working isn’t as simple as allowing employees to pick up their laptops and decamp to their homes, and this is often something that isn’t considered until remote working is necessitated. The Covid-19 crisis has put massive pressure on businesses and caused a drastic shift in the way they work almost overnight. Some problems are easy to counter when it comes to working from home (WFH). For e

How does a POS (Point of Sale) system work?

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POS (or Point of Sale) systems are critical pieces of IT infrastructure for businesses that take payments of any kind. They have evolved greatly since the first electronic version was released by IBM in the 1970s. Today, some of the best POS systems are available in miniature packages – from slim eye-catching terminals to smartphones and tablets – that are far easier to operate than the large cou

Older users share more misinformation. Your guess why might be wrong.

300+MIT Technology Review / 11h
The news: Misinformation on social media is often fueled by older adults, who share fake news and dubious links more than other age groups —up to seven times more than their younger counterparts. But a new analysis suggests people often make incorrect assumptions about why this might be, which leads some attempts at halting the spread of misinformation to failure. Ageist stereotypes: Nadia Brashi

Radio Corona, May 27: what digital contact tracing means for privacy

48MIT Technology Review / 11h
This week on Radio Corona, join us for a discussion about digital contract tracing initiatives with Gideon Lichfield, our editor-in-chief, Danny Weitzner of MIT’s CSAIL, and Bobbie Johnson, a Tech Review Senior Editor. Bobbie is part of the team at TR that has been reporting on contact tracing apps around the world . Danny has been working on a privacy preserving protocol for these apps at MIT ca

Do yourself a favor and get a standing desk

44Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: The ergonomic Victor adjustable standing desk is on sale for $126.99 as of May 26, down from $211.99. Dwight Schrute had a number of different types of desks throughout the life of The Office , but perhaps his best one — or at least most practical one — was his standing desk. (Sorry, megadesk.) A standing desk can boost productivity, lower weight gain, and give you a change of pace through

Elon Musk and Grimes Just Updated Their Baby’s Name

500+Futurism / 11h
What’s In a Name? “X Æ A-12 Musk” doesn’t exactly roll of the tongue — but that’s the name SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and musician Claire “Grimes” Boucher gave their newborn baby earlier this month. Now, according to comments by Grimes on a recent Instagram post , the couple has updated the name to “X Æ A-Xii.” “Roman numerals,” she wrote in a comment reply. “Looks better [to be honest].” Like the Roma

Logitech G915 gaming keyboard goes tenkeyless for 2020

Logitech G915 KeyboardSlashGear / 11h
Last year, Logitech rolled out its G915 Lightspeed wireless gaming keyboard. Today, it’s back with a new version of the keyboard that seems mostly the same as the last save one major difference: this new version of the G915 is a tenkeyless model. If you’re the type who likes to drop the number pad to save some space, then Logitech … Continue reading

Omidyar-backed Spero Ventures invests in Mexico City’s Mati, a startup pitching ID-verification

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Spero Ventures , the venture capital firm backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, has gone to Mexico City for its latest investment, backing the identity verification technology developer Mati. Launched in San Francisco, the two co-founders Filip Victor and Amaury Soviche , decided to relocate to Mexico because of its proximity to big, untapped markets in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia. “After develo

Uber and Lyft Drivers Sue for New York Unemployment Benefits

2KNYT > Technology / 11h
In the latest challenge over their labor status, gig workers say the state is illegally failing to pay them jobless benefits in a timely way.

Mercedes' EQV electric van is available for purchase in Europe

100+Engadget / 11h
Mercedes’ EQV electric van is now available for sale in Europe. You can order the high-end electric van starting at €71,388 (about $78,352). Until now, the only vehicle available from Mercedes’ all-electric EQ line was the luxury EQC , so this is a notable expansion. The EQV can carry up to eight passengers or be configured to transport equipment. It has a range of 418 kilometers (260 miles), a 1

Former Apple HomePod engineers to launch 'revolutionary' new speaker

41TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Two former Apple HomePod engineers have flown the Cupertino nest to create what they say will be a “revolutionary” speaker that's capable of producing “indistinguishable from reality” sound. Called 'Cell', the new speaker could prove a compelling rival to the likes of the Sonos One and the yet-to-be-announced Apple HomePod 2 , which is rumored to be launching this year. Read our Apple HomePod rev

What's Coming to HBO Max in June 2020

One HBO Max AT&T Netflix58Lifehacker / 11h
HBO Max officially launches this week, and come June the streaming service will be loaded with fresh content. Read more...

Google deletes millions of negative TikTok reviews

3KBBC News - Technology / 11h
Angry users had flooded the app with one-star reviews over a controversial video.

Apple fixes bug that stopped iOS apps from opening

Apple iOS100+TechCrunch / 11h
Apple has now resolved the bug that was plaguing iPhone and iPad apps over the weekend, causing some apps to not launch at all. The issue was related to a bug with Apple’s Family Sharing system, it appears, as users reported error messages which said “This app is no longer shared with you,” and directed them to buy the app from the App Store in order to still use it. Following this issue, users o

UK land registry faces heat over cloud contract to AWS

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The British property ownership registry is facing scrutiny over a £4.8 million contract it awarded to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The contract is under investigation as Amazon’s UK head, Doug Gurr, has been a non-executive director on the former’s board since 2018. There have been suggestions that the registry’s decision might damage the trust of the public and that there needs to be increased tra

How to Get the Best Sound Quality in Spotify

35How-To Geek / 11h
Spotify allows you to change the streaming quality of the music or playlists you listen to, but you’ll need a Spotify Premium subscription to be able to do so. If you want to improve your Spotify sound quality, here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This Awesome 'Grand Theft Auto' Mod Lets You Ride Your Real Bike Around the Game

59How-To Geek / 11h
With a couple hundred bucks you can recreate a steering wheel, pedals, and shifter from a race car, and get a decent enough approximation of “driving” in a PC game. Riding a bike is an altogether more physical experience, something that’s not so easy to replicate. But one impressive modification to Grand Theft Auto V lets you do just that. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

6 Things to Do Before You Adopt a Dog

31How-To Geek / 11h
Adoption is one of the best ways to get a dog, but you need to prepare for this new member of your household. As fun as a new furry friend is, there are some serious considerations to make. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Toxic coast: Cleaning up a century of industrial waste in New Jersey

100+Engadget / 11h
Driving from Manhattan, the NJT 158 bus takes the Lincoln Tunnel under the Hudson River to New Jersey, then cuts North and follows the river all the way up to the George Washington Bridge. The road it takes is called River Road, which used to run along the now-vanished marshland that lined the New Jersey shore of the Hudson River for much of American history. When Alexander Hamilton was shot in W

Sony's Video-Focused ZV-1 Wants to Help You Become a YouTube Star

Sony 1 RX100 Camera50Gizmodo / 11h
DSLRs and mirrorless cameras have become popular tools for YouTubers wanting their videos to look more professional, but for inexperienced shooters, the complexity of those cameras can be overwhelming. Sony’s new ZV-1 aims to flatten the learning curve with streamlined features that promise to help make aspiring… Read more...

LATAM Airlines hopes to speed Delta partnership through bankruptcy restructuring

100+The Points Guy / 11h
LATAM Airlines became the largest global airline casualty of the coronavirus pandemic with its bankruptcy filing in New York on May 26. With 320 aircraft and bases in South America’s largest countries, Santiago, Chile-based LATAM succumbed to a near “instantaneous” evaporation of travel demand amid the global roll out of travel restrictions since March, the airline said in court filings. The carr

Microsoft boosts UK cloud with 10 new Azure cloud services

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Microsoft has launched 10 new cloud computing services for its customers in the UK Azure regions. The new tools will aim to allow customers to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) and bots to drive innovation, while also equipping them with the latest cybersecurity technologies. Two of the new services are Azure Bastion and Azure Confidential Computing. Bastion is a fully managed Platform as a S

Win a Kindle Fire tablet by telling us your views on cybersecurity

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The ongoing pandemic has changed the way millions approach their work, opening up new opportunities for cybercriminals, but also creating an environment in which cybersecurity specialists can demonstrate their mettle. To help us keep you informed about the security-related topics that are most interesting to you, take part in our new survey. To say thanks, you’ll be entered automatically into our

Sony's ZV-1 is a vlogger-focused take on the RX100

97Engadget / 12h
As it teased , Sony is going all-in on vlogging with the ZV-1, a video-centric compact that fuses features form the popular RX100 V and RX100 VII cameras. It has a 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor that’s big enough to deliver decently blurred backgrounds, along with a fast 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens. It also supports 4K recording at up to 30 fps with a full pixel readout, or 1080p video at up to 120 fps. T

High in the Alps, Giant Blankets Slow a Glacier's Ice Melt

200+Wired / 12h
Despite preservationists' best efforts, the Rhône Glacier may not be long for this world.

How to watch SpaceX launch NASA astronauts into space

NASA SpaceX Dragon500+Mashable / 12h
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Travelocity Proves Fears Of Robots Taking Our Jobs Are Unfounded

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The Travelocity twitter account is like the Death Star's exhaust port, or the vulnerability exploited in the final battle scene of Independence Day . Jessica Langer shared her 'earliest internet memory' in response to someone's silly question on twitter. It was a slow effort as her father tried to book a flight using Travelocity when she was really young. Langer was offering a genuine recollectio

India’s contact-tracing app is going open-source

400+TechCrunch / 12h
India said it will publicly release the source code of its contact-tracing app, Aarogya Setu, to the relief of privacy and security experts who have been advocating for this ever since the app launched in early April. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Secretary Ajay Prakash Sawhney made the announcement on Tuesday, dubbing the move “opening the heart” of the Aarogya Setu app to a

Extra Crunch Live: Join Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg for a live Q&A right now

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As the leader of a publicly traded corporation with 135,000 employees, Verizon Communications CEO Hans Vestberg has a unique perspective on the state of the world. When he appears today on Extra Crunch Live , our virtual speaker series for Extra Crunch members , we’ll ask him about this extraordinary moment in history and his plans for seeing the company through a black swan event that’s reshapin

This 65-inch 4K TV is on sale for $449.99 at Best Buy's post-Memorial Day sale

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While the holiday weekend has come to an end, you can still find fantastic 4K TV deals at Best Buy's post-Memorial Day sale. Our top pick is the TCL 65-inch 4K TV that's on sale for $449.99 . That's the lowest price we've found for the Roku TV and a fantastic deal for a big-screen 4K TV. The 65-inch TV delivers a stunning picture with bright, bold colors and life-like images thanks to the 4K HD r

The Sony ZV-1 is the best compact vlogging camera you can buy – here's why

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The big camera manufacturers have been inching their way towards making the perfect vlogging camera for YouTubers in the last couple of years – and now Sony might have just cracked it with the new Sony ZV-1. In our Sony ZV-1 review we praised its combination of class-leading autofocus, a bright 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens, and design touches like the side-flipping screen and 3.5mm microphone port. The

Big data and low bills make this one of the best iPhone SE deals available

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iPhone SE deals are Apple's latest release, offering up an affordable handset...finally. But if you've been considering the investment with the aim of getting the best value, one offer seems to stand tall as the perfect choice. Mixing both a substantial amount of data and some affordable bills, this iPhone SE contract is a strong choice. It's on the Vodafone network with £26 a month bills , £50 u

EE network stats highlight how much life has changed under lockdown

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New network data released by EE has shed some light on changing habits among the British public during the coronavirus pandemic – especially the migration of data traffic from city centres to suburban areas. While data consumption is down by 58% in Central London, that figure has jumped by as much as 120% in Stevenage and Hereford as commuters stay at home. Similar to figures released by rival O2

View of businesses along one side of Woodward Avenue between...

Music, Arts & Literature / 12h
View of businesses along one side of Woodward Avenue between Adams and Elizabeth including a drug store. Written on original glass negative envelope: “May 26, 1910.” Recorded in glass negative ledger: “LD/Streets-Woodward Ave. & Adams, W. to Elizabeth.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

How to Control Your YouTube Addiction

YouTube Android Google72Lifehacker / 12h
“Just one more video” is my evening mantra at this point. As important as it is to get a good night’s sleep, late-night David always finds it even more important to watch one last, compelling video on YouTube—and maybe one more related video after that. YouTube can be a big time suck, especially during quarantine… Read more...

Baton raises $10M Series A to organize post-sale implementation

200+TechCrunch / 12h
Baton , an early-stage startup that wants to help customers organize the post-sales implementation process, emerged from stealth today with a $10 million Series A investment. Activant Capital led the round, with help from Global Founders Capital and Hybris founder Carsten Thoma. Like so many startups, the idea for Baton stemmed from a pain point that founder and CEO Alex Krug experienced first ha

Indiana Jones 5 Director James Mangold Discusses His Approach for Taking Over

200+Gizmodo / 12h
Frank Marshall wants more directors to come in and shake up the Jason Bourne franchise. Jason Blum says there’s been movement on the long-in-the-works Spawn movie. Watch Legends of Tomorrow trap its heroes inside Friends and Downton Abbey . Plus, a preview of the Rick and Morty season finale, and Judy Greer gets a… Read more...

Nearly all Google Chrome security bugs involve memory flaws

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The vast majority of all security bugs found in Google Chrome are related to memory management, the company's researchers have declared. Following an analysis of over 900 high/critical security bugs found on the Stable channel since 2015, Google’s engineers have confirmed that around 70 per cent of these pertain to memory management and safety. Memory safety problems are fundamentally C and C++ c

Virgin Orbit’s Air-Launched Rocket Fails Its First Test

Virgin Orbit LauncherOne200+Wired / 12h
LauncherOne failed a few seconds into its first flight. But that’s OK—the only two US rocket startups that made it to orbit flubbed their first tries too.

J.K. Rowling's new children's story will be online for free

500+Mashable / 12h
J.K. Rowling will finally publish The Ickabog , a "stand-alone fairy tale" and her first children's story since Harry Potter — online, for free. New chapters will go live on the Ickabog website at 3 p.m. GMT daily between now and July, starting with the first two on Tuesday. A full print and e-book version will be available for purchase in November, with royalties going to help those who have bee

Coronavirus: First Google/Apple-based contact-tracing app launched

500+BBC News - Technology / 12h
A Swiss contact-tracing app gains a limited release but may be overtaken by a Latvian effort.

Drone deliveries are making their case in a crisis

100+Engadget / 12h
It feels like drones were built for this moment. The coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to spend the majority of their time indoors and, where possible, maintain a healthy distance from anyone that doesn’t live in the same building. Companies have introduced numerous measures to minimize the threat and spread of infection. Countless stores have acrylic screens, for instance, and many delive

How far can airborne covid germs really spread on a plane?

200+The Points Guy / 12h
The air inside a plane cabin is essentially clean — unless, of course, someone in the next seat sneezes in your direction. That’s what experts want you to know as you think about flying again as coronavirus-related restrictions on travel ease. Even before the coronavirus pandemic, people wondered if breathing recycled air at 35,000 feet exposed a person to more germs than they’d encounter walking

The four habits of highly effective organisations in AI

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The habits organizations adopt in how they approach artificial intelligence have the power to speed them to its use – or to slow them down. The most successful companies and governments (who say they are using AI now, not just piloting or experimenting) are substantially more likely to also report they follow four key habits in addressing it. In a recent survey of 600 organisations about their AI

This is the first AMD Ryzen laptop to come with Linux – making it easier than ever to ditch Windows 10

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Want a Linux laptop with an AMD Ryzen processor ? Then you might be interested in the latest creation from a German PC maker, which is claiming a ‘world first’ with its Tuxedo Book BA15 having an AMD chip and Linux pre-installed. While you can install Linux on many laptops if you so wish, having it arrive with the operating system already on the machine and fully configured means you don’t have t

Equity Morning: Remote work startup fundings galore, plus a major court decision

Huawei US MediaTek100+TechCrunch / 12h
Good morning and welcome back to TechCrunch’s Equity Monday , a brief jumpstart for your week. This is a messed-up edition, because we are both hosting Equity Monday on Tuesday (because that makes sense) and our normal host Alex Wilhelm is on vacation, leaving (editor’s note: poor and massively underpaid) managing editor Danny Crichton to wake up early on the first day of the workweek to talk to

HP ZBook Firefly 14 and 15 take beefy workstation specs mobile

SlashGear / 12h
HP has revealed a pair of potent – yet portable – workstations, with the HP ZBook Firefly 14 promising maximum mobility, while the ZBook Firefly 15 packs in greater performance with a cut in heft. Both new ZBook models can be had with the latest NVIDIA Quadra P520 graphics, with up to 4GB of dedicated video memory. That’s alongside up … Continue reading

How to Choose the Best Home Security Camera Based on Subscription Options

82Gizmodo / 12h
If you want to cover your property with smart security cameras, the list of options has never been longer . That can make it tricky to choose the perfect model for you, but aside from the upfront cost, and the night vision, and the field of view, and the weatherproofing, there’s one key feature to look out for:… Read more...

Red Cross leads call to halt healthcare cyberattacks

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While the world has been busy fighting the coronavirus pandemic, attacks on various healthcare institutions like hospitals, research organisations, healthcare officials and other staff have increased. Now a group comprising 42 public figures and world leaders have urged governments around to act swiftly to stop cyberattacks on the healthcare sector. The signatories, including Microsoft President



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